Downers Grove South Presents One-Act Plays, April 6-7

April 4, 2017

Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 6 and Friday, April 7 from 7-8:15 p.m. for this year's student-directed One-Act plays in the DGS Little Theatre. Be prepared to giggle, chuckle, and laugh out loud at five short plays about everything from a murder mystery to a TV that comes to life to talking insects. The comedy in these shows are accessible for all ages. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and non-DGS students, and free for all DGS students with the student ID.


Captive Audience by David Ives
Dom McCallion
Cast: Myles Henderson, Tatum Mitchell, Charley Malloy, David Peter
Synopsis: Rob and Laura are a happy couple ready to engage in a weekend of activity. Before they go, however, Rob just wants to watch a little television. What starts out as innocent channel surfing reveals that their TV habits may be more than casual.

Time Flies by David Ives
Maura Carroll
Cast: Alison Goulding, Andres Mejia, Carson Wagner
Synopsis: May and Horace are on a first date - sweet, innocent, and full of potential. Unfortunately, they are mayflies whose lifespan totals only 24-hours. In other words, this is one important date.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber. Adapted by Beatrice Beirne
Beatrice Beirne
Cast: Jacob Gierhahn, Janella Guzman, Emily Leatherwood, Grace Curry, Emmanuelle Copeland, Jacob Casella, Ashley Wills, Baneet Chawla
Synopsis: Walter is a very ordinary man whose wife ensures that he thinks ordinary thoughts - when he is allowed to think at all. But his imagination knows no bounds, and as he lives out his daydreams he may just learn something about real life as well.

The Mystery of Twicknam Vicarage by David Ives
Jonah Ocuto
Cast: AJ Janos, Simone Black, Grace Curry, Sam Selakovich, Dominic Balsamo
Synopsis: In the dead of night, a man is shot and killed at the Twicknam vicarage. Three fools plead to an inspector of their innocence -- calamity, tension and hilarity occur as they retell their story.

Soap Opera by David Ives
Nathaniel Haywood and One-Acts Student Directors
Cast: Dom McCallion, Maura Carroll, Beatrice Beirne, Jonah Ocuto
Synopsis: Love is difficult. It can be the greatest force for good in our lives, or it can be the source of our greatest torment. For Manuel the Maytag Repairman, his unorthodox love makes for the most hilariously dramatic relationship possible in this episode of "All the Days of the Lives of All Our Children."